1Hear , O Israel: Thou art to pass overJordan this day, to go in to possessnationsgreater and mightier than thyself, citiesgreat and fenced up to heaven,2
A peoplegreat and tall , the children of the Anakims, whom thou knowest , and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can standbefore the children of Anak!3Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth overbefore thee; as a consumingfire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out , and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.
4Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying , For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.
Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORDsware unto thy fathers,Abraham,Isaac, and Jacob.6Understand therefore, that the LORD thy Godgiveth thee not this goodland to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffneckedpeople.7Remember , and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness:from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebelliousagainst the LORD.8
Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath , so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.
When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORDmade with you, then I abode in the mountfortydays and fortynights, I neither did eatbread nor drinkwater: